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V-8

[vee-eyt] /ˈviˈeɪt/
noun, plural V-8's.
1.

V-eight

or V-8

[vee-eyt] /ˈviˈeɪt/
adjective
1.
noting an internal-combustion engine having two opposed banks of four cylinders, each inclined so that the axes of the cylinders form a V -shaped angle as seen from the end of the engine.
noun
2.
such an engine.
Origin of V-eight
1945-1950
First recorded in 1945-50
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